Rumah Zakat is a charity organization that manages zakat and other other social funds through community empowerment programs with a focus on education, healthcare, economic empowerment, and environment.
Each share has the power to bring in RM 200 in donations
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected not just the safety but also the very livelihoods of people around the world. In the Southeast Asia region, Indonesia in particular has been severely affected, especially those who belong in the lower income bracket. Families are struggling to even put food on the table due loss of jobs or income.
In these unprecedented times, many villages such as Berdaya Rejodadi, South Sumatra are suffering from a higher rate of poverty as a result.
To help the poor villagers on the ground, GlobalSadaqah through its charity partner, Rumah Zakat Indonesia have embarked on a project to help struggling villages like Berdaya Rejodadi. The aim is to channel Zakat funds towards empowering the people in the village via venture capital assistance, coaching, training and social empowerment programs.
Rumah Zakat believes that people empowerment is key in solving at least 50% of the poverty problem, based on its vast experience of having empowered 1,634 villages spread across 33 provinces, 73 cities and 210 regencies.
In its effort to reduce poverty in the village of Berdaya Rejodadi, Rumah Zakat is rolling out a locally-based economic empowerment program based on the untapped potential development of freshwater fish cultivation called the Smiling Smile Program. It establishes a catfish cultivation empowerment program for the residents of the village.
There are currently 10 members of the program where they will get more than 3,000 catfish seeds managed in four ponds. These catfishes shall be managed in groups until they are ready to be harvested, with venture capital assistance and guidance from the experienced Rumah Zakat team.
At GlobalSadaqah, our aim has always been to turn beneficiaries into benefactors and avoid the dependency culture that comes with charity. We hope that this campaign can empower the people in the village of Berdaya Rejodadi to be independent, prosperous and to eventually be out of the poverty bracket InshaAllah.
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ taught us:
It is better for one among you to bring a load of firewood on his back and give charity out of it (and satisfy his own need) and be independent of people, than that he should beg from people, whether they give him anything or refuse him. Verily the upper hand is better than the lower hand, and begin (charity) with your dependents. [Muslim]
|Firdaus Abdullah||RM 20|
|Abu Yusuf||RM 200|
|Mariam Alias||RM 100|